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Category: All Categories: Disasters and Rescue: Famous Fires
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Backes, Nancy.  
Historic Fires of America.

Publisher: Waukesha, WI: Country Beautiful Corp., 1973..
1st ed. 12 x 9". Fully illustrated. 208 pp. Near fine. Hard Cover. 9780872940482. ISBN: fires

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Burns, Creighton, editor.  
Ash Wednesday... Wednesday, February 16, 1983.

Publisher: The Age, Adelaide, 1983.
"The Ash Wednesday bushfires which swept through a score of towns and villages in southern Victoria in the middle days of February were the worst natural catastrophe to strike the State for more than 50 years. ...As the fires flared across the State, reporters and photographers of "The Age" fanned out to report the drama, the tragedy [over 70 deaths; over 1700 houses burnt; hundreds of thousands of sheep & cattle], and the pathos of it all." "All Profits for the Victorian and South Australian Bushfire Appeals." [96] p., b/w & color photos, 27.5 cm.; color pictorial wraps; minor wear; good+. 34547.

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Conwell, Russell Herman, 1843-1925  
History of the Great Fire in Boston November 9 and 10, 1872
Publisher: Boston, B. B. Russell; Philadelphia, Quaker-City Publishing House; San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft; Detroit... 1873.
312 p., 10 illus. (1 color); 19 cm. The Great Boston Fire of November 9th & 10th, 1872, was Boston's largest urban fire and still ranks as one of the most costly in American History. It consumed about 65 acres and destroyed 776 buildings. Bound in publisher's green cloth, gold stamped, covers worn & frayed; good+. Stock#OB805.

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Northrop, H. D.  
World's Greatest Calamities: The Baltimore Fire and Chicago Theatre Horror
Publisher: American Publishing Company, 1904 Beaver Springs, PA.
Book. Book condition: Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall The Great Baltimore Fire of February 7-8, 1904 destroyed 1500 buildings over an area of 140 acres. The Chicago Theatre fire at the Iroquois Theatre on December 30, 1903 resulted in over 600 deaths, making it the deadliest single-building fire in American history. "Containing thrilling accounts of the most overwhelming disasters of modern times, with graphic descriptions of flames sweeping with resistless fury; narrow escapes from the jaws of death; panic stricken multitudes, etc. With an introduction by J. Hampton Moore, the well-known writer, to which is added a vivid account of the heartrending scenes at the Iroquois theatre, where hundreds of women and children were burned and trampled to death, making the greatest fire horror for centuries. Compiled from stories told by eye witnesses of both these terrible calamities. Profusely illustrated with a great many photographs of thrilling scenes in the fearful catastrophes. To the above is added an account of all great fires for hundreds of years." 474 pages. Book is in FAIR condition. Spotting to covers, aging, wear. No dust jacket.

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